Message from His Excellency General the Honourable David   Hurley AC  DSC  (RET’D)

As Patron of New South Wales Police Legacy, I am honoured to be associated with the Child Safety Handbook.

Making New South Wales a better and safer place for our children is a responsibility for the whole community.

This handbook includes everything we need as a community to protect our most valuable and vulnerable resource – our children. From preventative measures at home to safety outdoors, from cyber safety to dealing with peer presures, this handbook is a resource for every family, school community organisation.

I applaud New South Wales Police Legacy on its continuing commtment to child safety.


General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d)
Governor of New South Wales

Foreword by NSW Premier

There is no higher priority than protecting our children, and because of this, I am very proud to support NSW Police Legacy’s Child Safety Handbook.

The greatest tool available to combat youth vulnerability is through knowledge. The Child Safety Handbook is an excellent tool designed to communicate prevention strategies to parents, families, friends and citizens.
The following pages contain important information that can save lives and I encourage you to take the time to read through them thoroughly.

I congratulate NSW Police Legacy for its invaluable work and commitment to providing such a valuable resource to help protect the youngest members of our society.


Gladys Berejiklian MP
Premier of New South Wales
Member for Willoughby


Foreword by NSW Commissioner of Police

Childhood should be full of happy memories, as kids learn about the world and develop skills they need as they grow and learn. While lack of inhibition and risk taking are characteristic of growing children they can also be vulnerable, particularly in circumstances that they have not previously experienced. The best preparation for those times is learning.

Knowledge is power and the NSW Police Legacy Child Safety Handbook gives power to parents, carers and teachers in the form of advice on safety at school, at home, indoors, outdoors and on personal safety. It also provides advice on what to do in emergencies. Prevention from harm is the best way to protect our children and this booklet focuses on practical ways that we can prevent our children from coming into harm’s way.

This edition of the handbook continues NSW Police Legacy’s tradition of community support. Its work, tireless and worthwhile, has the support of all members of the NSW Police Force. Well done and thank you to NSW Police Legacy and to the businesses that have supported this publication M.J.Fuller APM Commissioner of Police.

M.J Fuller APM
Commissioner of Police